POMS: where is the Pacific Oyster industry now?

From Fish magazine, September 2019: When Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) all but wiped out southern Tasmania’s Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas) farms in February 2016, there was a very real fear the industry, nationwide, was facing long years in the wilderness. The devastating impact of POMS on New South Wales growers in 2010 – Australia’s Continue reading POMS: where is the Pacific Oyster industry now?

Tagging study sheds light on the elusive Swordfish

From Fish magazine, September 2017: If there is a holy grail of recreational fishing, it’s the Swordfish. Anglers talk about it in almost mythical terms: the unicorn of the sea, the Mount Everest of angling, the ultimate test of man versus (marine) beast. Even its scientific name – Xiphias gladius – translates from ancient Greek Continue reading Tagging study sheds light on the elusive Swordfish

Early life of the West Australian dhufish

From Fish magazine, March 2013: For a fish as prevalent and important as the West Australian Dhufish, its offspring have remained under the research radar for a remarkably long time. Endemic to Western Australia, the Dhufish (Glaucosoma hebraicum) is a favourite of recreational and commercial fishers. But, until recently, little was known about its eggs Continue reading Early life of the West Australian dhufish

Genetic technology in the management of wild fisheries

From Fish magazine, March 2013: A new FRDC report examines the role that current and developing genetic technologies can play in addressing some of the key issues involved in the exploitation of wild fisheries. Genetic technology provides a powerful new tool to understand how wild fish populations live, grow and change, and help ensure the Continue reading Genetic technology in the management of wild fisheries

The early life of the West Australian dhufish

From Fish magazine, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, March 2013: For a fish as prevalent and important as the West Australian Dhufish, its offspring have remained under the research radar for a remarkably long time. Endemic to Western Australia, the Dhufish (Glaucosoma hebraicum) is a favourite of recreational and commercial fishers. But, until recently, little Continue reading The early life of the West Australian dhufish

Genetic technology in the management of wild fisheries

From Fish magazine, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, March 2013: Genetic technology provides a powerful new tool to understand how wild fish populations live, grow and change, and help ensure the longterm sustainability of wild fisheries. Genetic technology has an enormous amount to offer the industry, from those in the fisheries right through to the Continue reading Genetic technology in the management of wild fisheries